The Greedy Pigs Motorcycle Club has raised £600 in donations for the Peter Pan Nursery for Children with Special Needs in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, the Stoke Sentinel reports.
The club’s efforts at the charity Bike Show and Beer Festival earlier this year were celebrated with a presentation of the cheque last week.
The Peter Pan Nursery is funded solely by donations and it needs £250,000 a year in order to maintain its operations, so such fundraising events make a big difference, commented Sophia Baker, head of fundraising for the Peter Pan charity. The nursery supports not just the children, but also their parents and siblings. It helps families and children with special needs to obtain day-to-day skills so they can have the best start possible, Baker said.
The money raised by the Stoke-on-Trent based motorcycle club will be enough to pay for 12 two-hour sessions for children attending the nursery.
Bikers from the Greedy Pigs Motorcycle Club have taken part in fundraising initiatives in the past, too. Back in 2012 they raised £800 for the Andy Taft Charitable Trust, which helps agencies such as BASICS doctors and first responders.
The Greedy Pigs club has been raising funds for the trust for several years.
The Andy Taft Charitable Trust was founded by the family of prison officer Andy Taft after he died in an accident in 2005. The trust’s main activity is promoting bike safety.